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Wanderer

Haven’t fished the river for weeks and came home to high, muddy water so I doubt I will for another week.  I’d focus on shorelines and whatever backwater I could find at this time if I did go.

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The fall walleye bite on the river was ON today! I was catching these on small suckers and raps, and watched others have success using small swimbaits. Don’t put away the long sticks yet. It’s not ove

The creek is about as low as I have ever seen it.....That means the fish have less place to hide I guess 😁 The bite up and down the river has been very good most days. Evenings still seem to produce b

Fishing below the St, Cloud dam has slowed considerably. While fishing with eyeguy54 yesterday afternoon, noticed the water level has dropped almost 2 feet. Along with lower water levels, we were gree

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I hadn't hit the river in >1 month, but last night went Fishing below the SCSU dam in St. Cloud last evening and the river conditions are really quite good for July.  Water height is at a good level and the past week of dryness has improved water clarity. (...that may change today with possible rain all day in forecast)

Probably the hottest bite I've ever had in the river--Pretty much everything was biting on nightcrawlers!  (there were 10 different species pulled out in <2 hours!)  Fun Evening!

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eyeguy 54

gotta love the sippi.

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MinnowBuckets

Thanks! It was fun to have almost the whole river to myself today, with the exception of a couple other anglers. I think  the cold kept many away....

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eyeguy 54

NIce job. Fun times indeed. :)

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eyeguy 54

Hows the action. Got out a couple times and it was fun. 

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MinnowBuckets

Gonna try and get out for a bit over the weekend and hit some shore spots. Will post a report if they bite.

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IceHawk

Nice catch looks like a nice meal!

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eyeguy 54

nice job!  gotta love the fall bite on the sippi. 

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MinnowBuckets

Thanks guys! I wonder how much longer the bite will last with the cold temps this fall. The water is already extremely cold for this time of year. Anyone else have any reports?

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Stick in Mud

I've been doing OK, too.  I dunno how long the bite last. In the old days when we had real, manly winters, we'd whack 'em through the ice down below the Sartell dam, so I imagine they'll keep biting as long as we're willing to tough it out.  :)

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Yeah, I’ve thought of ice fishing below some of the dams in the area, but I always end up talking myself out of it. 

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eyeguy 54

dont talk yourself out of it. :) might hit a couple spots again this coming week for fun. Over the years I have had off and on luck till thanksgiving time. Couple pics from this fall.  I just like a fathead on 1/8 oz jig or a plain hook with a split shot. Quite the battle when the 28 inch northern tried to eat the bass. It got stuck on the jig so reeled them both in. Ran into the current two times. Fight city. LOL 

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MinnowBuckets

Nice report! Glad to see there are others still getting out on the river too. I need to get simpler in my presentation and use the fathead/split shot technique more often. I can’t afford to lose 3 swimbaits or rapalas each time out. 😭

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eyeguy 54

yep, lotta lead on the sippi from this guy. LOL  sometimes I do a simple drop shot setup. tie a #4 hook on and leave about a foot or less of line. then just pinch the split shot on bottom and jig away. didnt have to tie on so many hooks. :) 

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Popped down for half hour to check a spot this morning and only one showed up for a pic. Water is up 2 feet from 2 weeks ago. Hope to try a spot north of town tuesday. 

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eyeguy 54

went north a ways and 3 smaller fish all rowing to get bigger. 

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On 10/22/2018 at 11:03 AM, eyeguy 54 said:

 

Hey at least you’re still getting out there and catching SOMETHING! I haven’t been able to get out since my last report and it’s killing me!

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eyeguy 54

hopefully will get out in the morning for ya. ;) 

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eyeguy 54

go away rain

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eyeguy 54

we released 22 this morning. All under 13 but still a fun time.  

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4 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

we released 22 this morning. All under 13 but still a fun time.

 

You could have pretended you were at LOW and kept a few to eat! 😋

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eyeguy 54

i catch bigger ones up there. :)

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leech~~
2 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

i catch bigger ones up there. :)

 

Not out of a Rental house! 😉

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eyeguy 54

wanna bet?

 

good luck and slow luck up there so its fun

 

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Kept a 14 and 15 for supper in honor of national beer day. fryin time :)  

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